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Definition of clerk noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 a person whose job is to keep the records or accounts in an office, store, etc. an office clerk see also file clerk
  2. 2 (also sales clerk) a person whose job is to serve customers in a store The clerk at the counter gave me too little change.
  3. 3 an official in charge of the records of a town, court, etc. the Town Clerk the Clerk of the Court see also county clerk
  4. 4 (also desk clerk) a person whose job is dealing with people arriving at or leaving a hotel synonym receptionist
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